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Man arrested for attempted break-in, police concerned about other victims

Released on Monday, July 18, 2022
Contact Information
  • Public Information Office, Fort Collins Police Services, 970-818-8950,
  • Ian Schoening
  • Schoening booking photo

A man has been arrested for trying to get into an apartment, and investigators are concerned that other victims may exist.

In the early evening of July 14, a woman noticed an unknown man watching her from the apartment parking lot. Due to his concerning behavior, the woman’s roommate asked a friend to come over that night when she returned home. Around 10:30 p.m., they heard someone trying to open the apartment door. They looked out a window and saw that it was the same man from the parking lot.

They called police, and responding officers contacted the man, who was identified as Ian Schoening, 32, of Fort Collins. Schoening was arrested for Attempted First Degree Criminal Trespass of an Occupied Dwelling (class 6 felony) and booked into the Larimer County Jail. He was issued a $25,000 cash/surety bond. A booking photo is attached courtesy of the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office. A recent photo from a law enforcement interaction is also attached.

“We always tell people to trust your instincts, stay aware of your surroundings, always lock your doors, and call police if you’re concerned for your safety. I want to commend these women for doing exactly that,” said Assistant Chief Kristy Volesky, who leads the Patrol Division. “This was a frightening situation for them, and I’m extremely glad this man wasn’t able to get inside their home.”

Based on similar reports from other individuals, particularly female young adults in apartment complexes, police are concerned that additional victims may exist. Anyone with information about other incidents involving Schoening should contact Fort Collins Police Services at 970-416-2900 x1208 (due to the number of calls we've received, this number has been updated to a single line rather than our general non-emergency number).

All charges are simply an accusation by law enforcement, and all parties must be presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.